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Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloudforest and Manuel Antonio National Park & Beaches

If you are traveling for the first time to Costa Rica or are a frequent visitor, this package is perfect for exploring the interesting and popular aspects of the country, from the food and culture to the beautiful natural scenery. The first destination, Tortuguero National Park, is located in a tropical jungle in the northern Costa Rican Caribbean. Transportation to Tortuguero is via boat through canals in the tropical rainforest. During this journey travelers are able to appreciate the flora and fauna up close. The second destiny you will visit is the famous Arenal Volcano. This volcano is picture perfect with a flawless cone and a beautiful lake at its feet. Here you’ll find beautiful scenery, pure water rivers, hot springs and lots of nature. The journey continues to the area in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place with great importance to biologists worldwide for its rich biodiversity within the Tropical Cloud Forest. This cloud forest is known for its suspension bridges that will leave you walking through the treetops.Finally Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches in the Central Pacific. Manuel Antonio was selected by Forbes Magazine in 2011 among the top 12 world's most beautiful parks.

We have included optional tours for your choosing at each destination. These activities will give a hands-on approach to nature and will lead through great adventures. You can, however, choose not to include tours or choose from a wide range of other options offered at Azul Travel.

Detailed description: Foods included BF = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 1, San José
An Azul Travel representative will welcome you at the airport and will provide transportation to your hotel in San José.

Day 2, Tortuguero National Park - (BF, L, D)

We’re off to an early start from your hotel in San José. We will begin on the road along a scenic route of lush pasture lands and banana plantations, through the Braulio Carillo Rain Forest National Park. You'll stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast before arriving at the village of Matina. From there we will navigate by boat up the Tortuguero River with a view of the Caribbean Sea to our right. Upon arrival it's time to check into our overnight Lodge. Enjoy a hearty lunch before taking off with your local naturalist guide on a walking tour of the bustling village of Tortuguero and its immediate surroundings. After visiting the turtle museum we wander, this time along the beach, back to the lodge for dinner. During the months of July-October, an optional guided night hike along the beach is offered to observe the nesting of the sea turtles.

We follow with a well-deserved breakfast and a boat tour through the quiet backwater canals of the national park. This up-close observation of the flora and fauna is a unique adventure in this special part of the world.

We head back for lunch and an afternoon of free time; take a nap, relax by the pool, visit the butterfly garden, take a walk on the beach, join another boat tour, or explore the trails around the Lodge on your own; you decide.
Dinner will be served.

Day 3, Tortuguero National Park(BF,L,D).
A full day of activities begins with the unforgettable sights and sounds of an early morning tour to experience the awakening of the Tortuguero wildlife.

After breakfast, we embark by boat around 9 a.m. At the next stop, we will head off by bus to a typical Costa Rican restaurant for a delicious home-cooked lunch. We continue our journey to the fiery land where Arenal Volcano is waiting.

In the afternoon you will be relaxing at the hot springs of your hotel, enjoying the backdrop of fresh nighttime air and a starry sky surrounded by the beautiful, tropical gardens.

Day 4, Arenal Volcano (BF,L)

After breakfast, we embark by boat around 9 a.m. At the next stop, we will head off by bus to a typical Costa Rican restaurant for a delicious home-cooked lunch. We continue our journey to the fiery land where Arenal Volcano is waiting.

In the afternoon you will be relaxing at the hot springs of your hotel, enjoying the backdrop of fresh nighttime air and a starry sky surrounded by the beautiful, tropical gardens.

Day 5, Arenal Volcano (BF,L).

The best half-day class 2-3 rafting close to the Arenal Volcano!
Challenge yourself as you paddle through fun and safe rolling rapids with names like "Morning Coffee" and "Rock around the Croc",then relax and play around in tranquil river pools in an isolated rainforest river canyon!

Your professional, experienced bilingual guides will give you safety and paddling instructions, lifejackets, helmets… and then you're off!
If you’re lucky, you’ll get to observe lots of wildlife including monkeys, sloths and tropical birds such as ospreys, oropendolas and toucans. This unique river trip is the best way to combine adventure and nature.

Guides, kayaking, tropical fruit, a delicious lunch and an exclusive, small-group tour experience is included.
There is an option for class 2-3 rafting also available at Rio Balsa.
Check out this rafting video!


Day 6, Arenal-Monteverde (BF,L)

Today you will explore. Hike with your guide through the secondary forest of Arenal Volcano National Park and over the lava fields at the foot of Arenal, one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas.

After a well-deserved lunch, we ride around Arenal Lake to Tilarán before taking on 35 km of adventurous gravel road, winding our way through the mountains to Stanta Elena in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region.

Monteverde is a whole different world above the coastal towns that dot the country's famous shoreline. It is a place of cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys, mist, and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with tasty restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby rainforest hosts a remarkable amount of biodiversity. After arriving, the rest of the day you are free to explore the beautiful Town of Santa Elena.


Day 7, Cloud Forest Adventure With Selvatura Canopy and Tree Top Walkways (BF, L)

After having a complete and energizing breakfast at the hotel, we are ready to start our cloud forest adventure at Selvatura Park.

Ready to fly? This tour is one of the safest extreme adventures in Costa Rica! Our Canopy Tour guides start by harnessing you with all the appropriate equipment after which they will teach you about all the safety procedures to enjoy this amazing adventure with our "Safety First" motto.

You will then fly through 15 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. Selvatura Park is one of the longest Canopy Tours in Costa Rica.

Also it is the only canopy tour located inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest.
Second, Selvatura's Tree Top Walkways consist of a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that crosses through the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Here visitors will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet ( 50 meters ) up to 510 feet ( 170 meters ) and altitudes ranging between 36 feet ( 12 meters ) up to 180 feet ( 60 meters).

Each bridge has a width of five feet, the widest bridges in Costa Rica , and also a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge systems in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages.
Check Selvatura Adventure video


Day 8, Manuel Antonio (BF)

After breakfast, we take a ride South on the Interamericanaalong the coastline towards the town of Jacó. We arrive in Manuel Antonio for an afternoon check-in at your hotel.

Manuel Antonio
This park extends almost 1,800 acres and attracts its visitors with its gorgeous hiking trails through abundant, tropical jungles bordering the white sandy beaches and blue-green water. The fascinating evergreen forest is home to about 100 species of mammals and 180 kinds of birds. A hiking trail through dense vegetation all around the cape enables you to catch the beautiful sight of 12 smaller islands just off the coast. This is a splendid combination of nature and beach fun.

Day 9, Guided tour through Manuel Antonio National Park & Beaches. And a Beautiful Sunset with the all-inclusive Sailing Tour with Planet Dolphin!!!(BF, L)

Are you ready for capuchin monkeys, sloth, iguanas, anteaters, and multiple species of birds, all within easy walking distance into the rainforest with your Costa Rican guide?

Around 9:00am your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the park to see all the animal species in their natural environment. In the afternoon you will sail aboard the Tom Cat, Tom Cat II or the Spanish Dancer.

Join us as we explore the Manuel Antonio Marine Reserve and watch dolphins, sea turtles, whales and birds in their natural habitat.

Observe many species of colorful tropical fish while snorkeling within a protected bay.
Enjoy a feast of grilled fish brochettes, pasta salad, fresh local fruits, natural juices and alcoholic beverages, all accompanied by the hospitality of our Costa Rican crew.

Day 10, Free Day - (BF)
Free Day to enjoy Manuel Antonio beach, souvenir stores and why not one of the delicious National or International restaurants in town?

Day 11, San Jose - (BF)
We ride back to San José. Once in San José, the remainder of the day is yours to do as you wish. You can visit one of the various galleries or museums* or just go for a sightseeing spree.
*Museum and gallery fees not included in package.

Day 12, Departure - (BF)
Transportation to the International Airport for your flight back home.

We offer two types of accommodations for your choice: Gold (Superior) and Silver (tourism)



Also two types of transportation: by car rental or collective modern vans with A / C.

The package includes: Accommodations in gold or Silver/all tours specified/transportation to all destinations including to and from the airport/all meals specified/taxes and payment fees /assistance 24 hours

Not included:
International air fare.International insurance. Departure taxes at the airport ~$28


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